Half-Pint Leather Jar Sleeve

Matt Pierce runs the blog/shop Wood&Faulk, where he tinkers and experiments with various ideas for leather items. Sometimes those experiments turn into actual products, which is the case with the half-pint leather jar sleeve. Made of English bridle leather, these … (More)

Soma Water Filter

The majority of water-filter pitchers out there are terrible (or at best, uninspired) but that doesn’t have to be the case. Enter the Soma water filter, which is a beautiful and eco-friendly water filter that puts the competition to shame. … (More)

LifeStraw Go

LifeStraw Go is essentially a sports water bottle, but with a crazy-good filter built in. You can use it to scoop up water from just about anywhere in the world and then safely drink it through the mouthpiece. By the … (More)

Nespresso Aeroccino 3

Before the coffee geeks cry out with indignation: yes, I realize I am linking to a Nespresso product and Nespresso is a blight on the coffee-making world, but this is not one of their wasteful coffee pod contraptions. No, the … (More)

Stelton Vacuum Jug

One of my favorite ways to take my coffee on-the-go is with my Contigo Autoseal Tumbler. It keeps hot drinks hot for several hours, and cold drinks cold for half the day (not that it takes me that long to … (More)

Neat Ice Kit

The guys at Studio Neat, makers of the Glif tripod mount for the iPhone and the Cosmonaut stylus for iPad, are putting on another Kickstarter for a…*cough*…neat kit for making super-clear ice at home. It uses an insulated, block-shaped ice … (More)


There’s a Kickstarter campaign happening right now for a product called MaCool, which is basically an insulated cooler designed to look like the original Macintosh. This thing may end up getting sued into oblivion by Apple, but I couldn’t resist … (More)

Prodyne Fruit Infusion Pitcher

I’m a big fan of infused drinks in the summer. Often, drinks with a strong flavor can be the opposite of refreshing. This Prodyne Fruit Infusion Pitcher is the perfect tool for the job. The 2.9-quart, BPA-free acrylic pitcher is … (More)

Grady’s Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

You know what’s better than a cup of hot coffee first thing in the morning? A cup of iced coffee on a hot afternoon. I don’t know about you guys, but in my neck of the woods, it’s already starting … (More)

The Medium-sized, 18-ounce Espro Press

We consider the Espro Press to be the best french press pot you can get. Its double-walled steel vessel keeps your coffee hot for over an hour. And the double micro filter keeps grit out. It’s unlike any french press … (More)

Bonavita Variable Temp Gooseneck Kettle

We’ve mentioned the standard Bonavita Gooseneck Kettle ($42) before, but the kinds of coffee nerds who experiment with AeroPress recipes are likely to want very precise temperature control. And that’s exactly what the Bonavita Variable Temperature model ($90) brings to … (More)

Hydro Flask: Double-Walled Steel Water Bottles

This is not your grandmother’s water bottle. Plastic water bottles are an enormous waste and aren’t insulated. A superior, reusable alternative is the Hydro Flask. Its double-walled, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel design keeps hot liquids hot for 12 hours and cold … (More)

Teas, Etc. 3-Piece Travel Mug Set

Now that the weather had cooled off here in the South, I’m back to drinking loose leaf tea throughout the day. While my particular setup isn’t for sale anymore, this 3-Piece Travel Mug Set is very similar. The Double-walled, BPA-free … (More)

Giant Ice Cube Tray

This giant ice cube tray makes 6 ice cubes measuring 2-cubic inches each. The bigger the ice cube the slower they melt. Therefor giant ice cubes are perfect for drinks where you want to keep the liquid cold without diluting … (More)

Summermoon’s Wood Fired Swinging Lantern Blend

This new-to-me, Austin-based coffee roaster, Summermoon, roasts their coffee beans over a wood fire. The Swinging Lantern blend is a “tri-roast” that literally includes three separate roasts: their dark French Roast, their full bodied Velvet Roast and their light cinnamon … (More)


Instead of collecting your used wine bottle corks in a jar, why not turn them into toy animal decorations instead? Or, next time you take a bottle of wine to a dinner party, bring along a Bunny Corker with it.

AeroPress Stainless Steel Coffee Filter

When you buy an AeroPress it comes with a pack of paper micro-filters. These work fine and are easily disposable. However, for something different, there is this stainless steel AeroPress disk. The disk is reusable and has ultra-micro perforations so … (More)

Double-Walled Glass Bottle

I recently ordered one of these double-walled glass bottles as my new traveling coffee mug. In theory, it’s designed to be a tea tumbler — there is a metal basket at the top of the bottle which holds a tea … (More)

Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Kettle

This thing has all the amazing benefits of an electric kettle combined with the great pourover usefulness of the infamous Hario kettle.

Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Not all teas are brewed the same way. Different types of tea (green, black, white, etc.) require different water temperatures and extraction times in order to brew just right. The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker takes all the guess work out … (More)

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